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Contributors to the CoreLegal blog include experts from our membership. Our bloggers, who also often speak at CoreLegal CPD Seminars explore the key areas of the legal profession, providing insight, practical advice and informed opinion. Please feel free to comment on blog posts.

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on 6 September, 2010 No comments yet -

We’re looking at the key marketing challenges facing law firms and providing lots of practical advice and insights.  ‘How to build an accurate client database’ is the second a series of articles by Jon Hepburn at The Fedora Consultancy (CoreLegal’s marketing experts)

How to build an accurate client database

As an existing provider of legal services, you already have a considerable advantage over any new competition. That is, a bank of customers who already know you and are doing business with you. But, the value of this is limited if you don’t know who buys what from your firm, why they do so, when and how.

Article Categories: Business development,Law Firm marketing,Marketing planning
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on 6 September, 2010 No comments yet -

We’re looking at the key marketing challenges facing law firms and providing lots of practical advice and insights.  Client databases is the second a series of articles by Jon Hepburn at The Fedora Consultancy (CoreLegal’s marketing experts)

How to build an accurate client database

As an existing provider of legal services, you already have a considerable advantage over any new competition. That is, a bank of customers who already know you and are doing business with you. But, the value of this is limited if you don’t know who buys what from your firm, why they do so, when and how.

Article Categories: Business development,Law Firm marketing,Marketing planning
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Solicitors frustrated by indemnity hard sell

on 23 August, 2010 Comments Off on Solicitors frustrated by indemnity hard sell -

Now silly season is upon us, I thought I would update you on what is actually happening in the solicitor’s indemnity market. I know quite a few solicitors and I understand their frustrations. Rather than wax lyrical, I’m going to stick to the good, the bad and the ugly in the current market.

Article Categories: Solicitors insurance
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Do Solicitors’ Practices have a value?

on 2 August, 2010 No comments yet -

In the second of four articles, CoreLegal founder member Ray Fox (from the Bottom Line Consultancy) provides more insights into his specialist work as acting as a broker selling Law Firms.

A few years ago, I was approached by a well known major City Law Firm.  They had a Client who was married to a Solicitor who she was divorcing.  She wanted to know what the Practice was worth in order to negotiate a realistic settlement…

Article Categories: Selling law firms
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Litigation Expenses Insurance – Before or After?

on 26 July, 2010 Comments Off on Litigation Expenses Insurance – Before or After? -

Insurance for legal expenses has evolved along with CFA’s. Client’s may prefer the new “hybrid” offerings that allow them to pay later. Timing is of the essence and there are ways to attract the most favourable rates.

Insurance as an investment

Appropriate policies are an investment if set up correctly. Some insurance companies will accept payment of the premium after the case is concluded and they have a variety of ways to ensure that it is paid. Typically, client’s that have already assessed they have a good chance of winning the case before approaching the insurance market receive the best terms.

Article Categories: Legal Insurance,Litigation Expense,Solicitors insurance
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The Argument FOR & AGAINST: Using A Legal Bookkeeping Service (Like Boogles)

on 12 July, 2010 No comments yet -

So, you’ve got in touch with us because you’re interested in getting in a legal cashier / a legal bookkeeper to give you a hand in your practice. But, we know that as a solicitor, you are keen to make the right decision and so we’re going to help you decide whether the expenses are worth it – presenting the evidence in a clear and easy way…..

Article Categories: outsourcing,reducing overheads,smaller law firms
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